Thursday, 16 April 2009

Sarah Palin's Disorders

Histrionic Personality Disorder

-Constant seeking of reassurance or approval.
-Excessive sensitivity to criticism or disapproval.
-Inappropriately seductive appearance or behavior.
-Excessive concern with physical appearance.
-A need to be the center of attention (self-centeredness).
-Low tolerance for frustration or delayed gratification.
-Rapidly shifting emotional states that may appear shallow to others.
-Opinions are easily influenced by other people, but difficult to back up with details.
-Tendency to believe that relationships are more intimate than they actually are.
-Making rash decisions.

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

-Has a grandiose sense of self-importance
-Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
-Believes that he or she is "special".
-Requires excessive admiration
-Has a sense of entitlement
-Is interpersonally exploitative
-Lacks empathy
-Is often envious of others or believes others are envious of him or her
-Shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes

Antisocial Personality Disorder

-Persistent lying or stealing
-Superficial charm
-Apparent lack of remorse or empathy; inability to care about hurting others
-Inability to keep jobs or stay in school
-Impulsivity and/or recklessness
-Lack of realistic, long-term goals -- an inability or persistent failure to develop and execute long-term plans and goals
-Inability to make or keep friends, or maintain relationships such as marriage
-Poor behavioral controls -- expressions of irritability, annoyance, impatience, threats, aggression, and verbal abuse; inadequate control of anger and temper
-Narcissism, elevated self-appraisal or a sense of extreme entitlement
-A persistent agitated or depressed feeling (dysphoria)
-A history of childhood conduct disorders
-Recurring difficulties with the law
-Tendency to violate the boundaries and "rights" of others
-Substance abuse
-Aggressive, often violent behavior; prone to getting involved in fights
-Inability to tolerate boredom
-Disregard for the safety of self or others
-People with a diagnosis of antisocial personality disorder often experience difficulties with authority figures.

Dissocial Personality Disorder

-Callous unconcern for the feelings of others and lack of the capacity for empathy.
-Gross and persistent attitude of irresponsibility and disregard for social norms, rules, and obligations.
-Incapacity to maintain enduring relationships.
-Very low tolerance to frustration and a low threshold for discharge of aggression, including violence.
-Incapacity to experience guilt and to profit from experience, particularly punishment.
-Marked proneness to blame others or to offer plausible rationalizations for the behavior bringing the subject into conflict.
-Persistent irritability.


Anonymous said...

Wow! GINO displays most of these traits. Impeach? Recall? Commit to a mental health facility? The sooner the better!

Lady Rose said...

These traits lay out GINOs personality in a nutshell

cooky said...

You forgot Munchausen Syndrome by Governor

midnightcajun said...

I think by the time you accumulate 4 personality disorders you qualify for the big one: crazy.

RunninL8 said...

Many of those definitely apply. You know SHE is nuts when the sheer volume and outlandishness of her antics start making YOU feel NUTS!!!!
I linked to this post on my blog-we all need a little humor and contemplation while we wait for the WAR results!

Anonymous said...

Let's see...does that mean she has an antihistriccisticdisocial personality diorder?

Emily said...

Excellent analysis. What makes this worse is that it seems like people with these kinds of personality disorders are drawn to politics because it provides them with a means of getting attention... not to mention manipulating others.

LisanTX said...

This is one of the reasons I became so interested in SP. I just had my own run-in with someone with a personality disorder. In order to prevent future problems with people with disorders, I began learning to spot the red flags for these issues. Studying SP's behavior has been as educational for me as taking a college psychology class.

I believe that SP exhibits traits of these disorders. I truly feel sorry for her children and grandchildren.

Sarah in SC said...

cooky said...
You forgot Munchausen Syndrome by Governor

O.M.G. You've nailed it!

Love this!

Anonymous said...

I echo LisanTX's views. I, too, became interested in Palin as an ex-Beauty Queen because I had a professional run-in with someone somewhat like her. In my own case, the XBQ needs attention so badly that she tries to seduce men in high places, only to out them later as "liberals" or "abusers" or "anti-Christian." (I am not male, by the way). THE XBQ LOVES her victimhood.

The XBQ I'm referring to now runs around trying to be on the radio, and admits she is mentally ill. "I am drawing attention to myself to help people."

Soon, someone will sue her for libel and slander. I suppose her "alibi" will be that she is mentally ill.

It is a weird world we live in, where people with mental health issues can be "leaders."

My WV is "stallin"

Anonymous said...

ennie, meenie, miney, moe. . .

Anonymous said...

Thank you for detailing her personality disorder!

The other term for her is: SOCIOPATH.

I, too, have had an eight year battle with a female sociopath. They are devious and clever. While they study 'what works' on regular humans, they never, ever learn from their own mistakes.

So, be comforted. They eventually self-destruct. The goal for the rest of us is to learn...and not react to them as though they are normal.

crystalwolf aka caligrl said...

All of the above, LOL!
Personally I think she has some dr. signing her off as ADD or something similar and is on adderall, which is why she is losing weight and looking like a POS lately and acting erratically, unless dud's sis was her meth dealer!
And did you hear the news? WAR is so over!!!!!
Bet that's all she will be talking about tonight at the right to life dinner, lol!

Kyra said...

I haven't posted before, but I"m glad to see someone finally addressing this issue. I tried to post a little at ADN on this, but they banned me and dumped all my posts when I asked a SarahPac if they knew the meaning of magical thinking. I was referring to Sarah Palin, but I think they thought I was referring to the commenter. In any case, I just wanted to add my observations to your very excellent post. I have a little background on the subject.

Rarely does someone fit into one discrete category of the personality disorders. Typically, we see symptoms falling within the clusters of grouped disorders, the grouping most applicable in this case being narcissistic, histrionic, and borderline.

A sociopath (now called antisocial personality disorder) is less common and must also be diagnosed retroactively with conduct disorder as a child. Traits from any/all disorders may be present together even if a true diagnosis is not possible. In that case, the individual is diagnosed either NOS (not otherwise specified) or just as having the traits if the traits are significant enough to negatively effect functioning (necessary for any DSM-IV diagnosis except mental retardation).

What is important to understand, is that within the cluster containing the borderline, histrionic, and narcissistic disorders, are found the most volatile and extreme emotions. The individual sees others only in relation to them self and is unable to feel empathy. It is empathy that holds us in check - beyond our concern for our own well-being. Without empathy, the individual sees no reason to monitor or control their own impulses.

Sarah Palin has demonstrated by saying "I can do what I want until the courts say I can't" pretty much the sum total of who she is. Her contempt for rules, or rather, her belief that they don't apply to her or that she can lie with impunity verge on pathological.

By the way, has anyone investigated the First Dude's relationships with his family? The dynamics demonstrated in photos are curious and the power and interconnectedness isn't as clear as they would have it appear, I don't think. Personality disorders are created, criminality tends to be familial, and I realize I am generalizing and using a very broad brush, but such behaviors do not exist in a vacuum.

crystalwolf aka caligrl said...

Thanks for a insightful, knowledgeable post! I am suspecting your are a health professional, and with GINO there is plenty of pathology! Don't worry about Censorship here! Regina never censors anyone even the troll who occasionally come here,but they just can't deal with the truth. Look forward to seeing you post more here, and Welcome! :)

Star the wonder pup said...

Put them all together they spell full blown borderline personality disorder. It's not going to be pretty when she goes into full implosion mode, and I pity anyone who is vulnerable to her.